The Korey Brodsky Band performs both original and traditional bluegrass with virtuoso instrumental playing and compelling trio harmonies.
The band features 14 year old Korey Brodsky who won 1st place in the adult mandolin category (the first junior ever to win adult) and 3rd place in adult guitar at the 2012 Roxbury Pickin and Fiddlin contest. Korey has been playing since 3 years old and has studied with Michael Daves, Jim Hurst, Steve Kaufman, Jim Allyn, and Betsy Rome. Korey has performed with Tom Chapin, Jonathan Edwards, and Bill Keith.
Dick Neal plays mandolin and guitar and is the band's most prolific songwriter. Dick works as a record producer, recording engineer, studio/performing musician, songwriter, recording artist, and teacher. As a studio pro his work has appeared on dozens of recordings (CDs, soundtracks, documentaries, and jingles). He plays several stringed instruments (guitars, banjo, mandolin) in a variety of musical settings with many acts and styles.
Andrea Asprelli is a New Haven-based fiddler, songwriter, and private instructor. A transplant from Colorado, she has been part of various bluegrass and old-time string bands in the northeast, playing bluegrass festivals, contradances, weddings, and local venues. In 2011 she won the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriting competition and was awarded the Bridgeport Mayor's Grant for the recording of the song "Remington." As a private instructor, she teaches students of varying ages and abilities Classical violin, traditional fiddle styles, and improvisational music. www.andreaasprelli.com
Josh Cohen is a popular hard-driving Scruggs and Crowe style banjo player on the Connecticut scene who has played in several successful bands. When Josh is not playing bluegrass he enjoys time with his family and basset hounds. Josh also loves surfcasting for striped bass.
Rick Brodsky plays bass for the band and is involved in several other projects including touring with Jonathan Edwards.
The band is currently playing the most popular local bluegrass venues and festivals in Connecticut & New York and was selected as the host band for the 2012 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Open Mic Showcase.